Online Publication of Corrections and Clarifications May Have Legal Ramifications
Rasmussen, Kristen, News Media and the Law
Alteration of copy could trigger new statute of limitations
Evolution in the news industry and the modern trend of posting content to the Internet have changed many aspects of the information dissemination process, including one that may not come to mind right away: corrections and clarifications.
Yet, the way in which corrections and clarifications are handled in the online context could have legal significance for media organizations sued for defamation based on a corrected or clarified story.
The issue centers on the statute of limitations, which determines how much time a potential plaintiff has to bring a particular cause of action. The rationale underlying …
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Publication information: Article title: Online Publication of Corrections and Clarifications May Have Legal Ramifications. Contributors: Rasmussen, Kristen - Author. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 35. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2011. Page number: 32. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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